Vegans are tired of being asked what on Earth they can eat. Jews over Passover are tired of being asked what on Earth they can eat. Vegan Jews over Passover are just… tired, honestly.
Here’s where this recipe steps in – it’s as easy and delicious as your Grandma’s treasured crumble, it contains no animal products, and with a delicious matzo-based topping, it’s suitable for Pesach. All rejoice!
You can make this at home with any fruit base – rhubarb and sultana is a delicious one – but this recipe will feature apple and blackberry, that dynamic duo. Let’s get into it.
Apple & Blackberry Matzo Crumble
Serves 4, Kosher for Passover
2 large cooking apples
1 – 1 ½ cup blackberries
1 ½ tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. brown sugar
Pinch of salt
Splash of water
2 tbsp. margarine
¼ cup caster sugar
½ tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
- Preheat a fan oven to 180°c and grease an oven-safe dish with margarine
- Peel, de-core and chop your apples, into eighths.
- Add the apple, lemon juice, pinch of salt and brown sugar to your greased dish and bake for about 15 minutes until the apples are lightly browned and soft
- Meanwhile, put your matzo into a sandwich bag and whack it with a rolling pin until it forms a crumb – no need to be too precise.
- Add to a food processor: margarine (directly from the fridge), matzo crumb, caster sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blitz until fully combined
- Wash and half blackberries and stir them into the cooked apples with a splash of water. Cover with the crumble mixture and bake for a further 10-15 minutes.